January 25, 2022

LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Wednesday 12 January

Amjhad Nazih is currently the only pro negative Nîmes goalkeeper at Covid (Photo Anthony Maurin)

Like every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essentials of Gard sport news in a few infos.

Olympic Nimes

The number of cases is increasing. With a virus circulating in the club, Nîmes Olympique carried out antigenic tests this morning. What do they reveal? “Eight safe players are positive or maybe ten. We have doubts about some”, confides a source close to the club. As a reminder, on a declared list of 30 players, it takes more than ten positive cases or that the three goalkeepers are affected to be able to postpone the match. If the NO is not yet in the nails, it approaches it as much as Bratveit and Dias are contaminated. Tomorrow, the players will have to undergo the PCR test imposed by the LFP 48 hours before a meeting. “It is rubbish and incomprehensible this protocol. It has been reinforced while until now the vaccinated players were considered as immune and only the unvaccinated had to be tested. It is sure that now the postponed matches will go. to link up! “, regrets a member of the club. If other cases arise or if Nazih, the third goalkeeper, turns out to be positive, the Crocos could obtain a postponement of their match against Valenciennes scheduled for this Saturday at 7 p.m. Players but also a staff largely affected. Christophe Raymond, Richard Goyet, back from Covid and Aurélien Boche are the only ones who are not in isolation. They will take charge of the meeting tomorrow morning. Coach Nicolas Usaï may be present if he’s recovered after being sick today. He will also be tested tomorrow morning to find out whether or not he is positive for Covid or not.

Alès, in white, will not play on Sunday. Aigues-Mortes, in blue, sees its match against Nîmes II still maintained (Photo OAC)

Alès and Beaucaire matches postponed. This fifth wave spares no one. In N3, the FFF regulations stipulate that a postponement can be requested from four positive cases and that only players who are not vaccinated must be tested since a valid health pass is required to play. While the two teams are concerned, the meeting scheduled for Sunday between Toulouse II and Alès has been postponed, as announced at the beginning of the afternoon. An 11th day truncated since Beaucaire is also affected by the covid and has seven cases in its ranks. Thus, the SB30 was able to obtain the postponement of the match against Beaucaire. Regarding the Gard clubs, for the time being, the meeting between the Nîmes Olympique reserve and Aigues-Mortes is maintained. On the Saliniers side, only one player was infected and two others returned from isolation. A team capable of playing. But everything will depend on the Nîmes training which is linked to the Covid cases of the first team which currently has eight.

Cycling

Delettre will begin in the Gard. We sensed it, it is now confirmed: the Bellegardo-Vauverdois Alexandre Delettre will start his 2022 season on the Étoile de Bessèges. A test in which the Gardois, neo professional within the Delko team at the time, had finished best climber last year. 24-year-old Alexandre Delettre will release his Cofidis jersey for the occasion, a team he joined in the offseason. After the Étoile de Bessèges, he should discover the Tour de Provence before participating in the Drôme-Ardèche Buckles.

Tennis

Fabrice Martin will play in the Australian Open (Photo DR)

Bonzi collapsed, Martin with Mahut. Opposed to the American Tommy Paul (world n ° 41) in the second round of the ATP 250 in Adelaide, the Gardois Benjamin Bonzi (n ° 65) lost 6/4 7/6. The Anduzien can harbor great regrets: he led 5/1 in the second set before losing 16 of the next 20 points and his double break in advance. Next week Bonzi will make the Australian Open main draw for the first time in his career. Another keeper could have something to do with this Grand Slam. Doubles specialist, Nîmes Fabrice Martin will be aligned with Nicolas Mahut, winner of four Grand Slam tournaments since the start of his career.

Table tennis

Nîmes table tennis players bow to Metz. After their great victory this Sunday in Pablo-Neruda against Issy-les-Moulineaux (3-1), the girls of the ASPCN could not do anything this Tuesday in Metz. The table tennis players of Florian Habuda logically lost 3-0 against the Lorraines, ¼ finalist in the Champions League. There are two games left in Nîmoises, currently 9e, against Joué-les-Tours and Saint-Denis to try to win their maintenance without going through the play-downs and dreaming of dams for a European qualification. METZ 3-0 NÎMES Adina Diaconu (Metz TT / Rou / n ° 16) bat Lucie Mobarek (Nîmes-Montpellier / Fra / n ° 82) 11-8, 11-5, 119; Mariia Tailakova (Metz TT / Rus / n ° 42) bat Rachel Moret (Nîmes-Montpellier / Sui / n ° 35) 11-4, 11-8, 11-3; Wu Jiaduo (Metz TT / All / n ° 9) bat Jee Minhyung (Nîmes-Montpellier / Aus / n ° 29) 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9.